Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Southwestern Turkey Burgers

2 WWPP Posted by 10 years ago 59 Comments

Update: See me make these burgers on video!

About a year ago I was distraught to find that Trader Joe’s discontinued one of may favorite summer treats, their Southwestern Turkey Burger. I think they replaced it with some chicken burger but it’s just not the same.

This is my recreation. I cooked mine on the George Forman but I can’t WAIT to get them on the BBQ this summer!Southwestern Turkey Burgers

  • 8oz extra Lean Ground Turkey
  • 1/3 of a red bell pepper diced small
  • 1/3 of a green bell pepper diced small
  • 1/3 of a yellow bell pepper diced small
  • ½ of a small onion diced small
  • 1 medium button mushroom diced small
  • 1 egg white
  • ¼ cup quick oats
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes (or to taste)
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp dried cilantro
  • Salt & pepper

Put all ingredients in a bowl and combine with hands.

Southwestern Turkey Burgers Ryan cuttingSouthwestern Turkey Burgers in bowl

Form the mixture into 4 equal sized patties approximately 4 ounces each.

Southwestern Turkey Burgers raw pattiesSouthwestern Turkey Burgers cooked

Grill about 4-5 minutes a side or about 6 minutes on the George Forman Grill.

I served it on a Whole Wheat Potato Roll (a whole wheat English muffin would work too) with a bed of baby spinach and some ketchup. I also cooked up the other 3 and froze them for lunches.

What about the husband? well, he had a regular old burger. BORING! ;~P

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Update: See me make these burgers on video!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
4 1 turkey patty
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
102 1g 2g old: 2 new: 2
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
3g 0g 8g 16g

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    July 13, 2009

    These are delicious! Thank you for the great recipe!

    Renae W.

    March 15, 2010

    I made these for our church life group meeting and they were a huge hit! I have found some sandwich rounds that are only 1 point and pair great with these turkey burgers. These will be a staple in my WW menu, for sure!


    March 29, 2010

    Absolutely delicious!! I didn't think I would like these more than the Grilled Honey Mustard Oat Burgers..but I do, or maybe I don't!. I don't know! They are both sooooo good. This one especially. I didn't think it would fill me up, but, it was all I had at lunch on a roll with spinach and catsup and I was full after. Perfect lunch :) Thanks again Roni!


    May 19, 2010

    I tried these last night and I loved them. Although I forgot to add the salt and pepper and the red pepper flakes. My husband liked them, but it did need more seasoning. So next time I will make sure and season them very well. I had 16 ounces of turkey, so I just doubled the recipe. I will eat these all week for lunch. I was wondering if anyone has tried to grate the bell peppers instead of chopping them?


    May 23, 2010

    Glad you liked them Laura! Haven' tried grating the peppers but it's a good idea! Let us know how you make out if you try!


    June 28, 2010

    I have another question. If Im going to freeze them, should I cook them first before freezing them?


    June 28, 2010

    I have only frozen them cooked before. Then they are super easy to pop in the microwave at work for lunch. I'm sure you could freeze raw but I haven't tried it yet.